Friday, April 07, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Mother • Fathers & Florals Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Welcome to my blog everyone!!! Today I'm celebrating the 

If you have come from Laura Bassen's Blog, then you are in the right place!

I've created a few cards using some of the new product starting with the Star Flower Mandala which I've white embossed and painted with soft tones of watercolors. 


I cut out around the outer edge so that I could mount the mandala to a notecard with a bit of foam tape on the back. Ok... who am I kidding... I used a lot of foam tape because well... 
that's my jam! 
This card is all ready for a greeting when an occasion arises!


To continue with the watercolor theme I have going, I used some Distress ink cubes to color the Flora Background (designed by my friend Kristina Werner). I spritzed the stamp with water then stamped onto a panel of white watercolor cardstock. 


I added some Tim Holtz flowers and the Love die cut for a simple greeting and embellishment.


Finally, I stamped a couple of Simon Says envelopes with white embossing using the Sending Flowers stamp set. I love using the transparent envelope with bright paper inside!


GIVEAWAY!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize package worth over $25 to every stop on the hop from the blogs comment section.  They will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Tuesday. Be sure to comment on every blog along the hop for a better chance to win! Good Luck!!!

Your next stop on the hop is to NINA MARIE!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!!

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Maaike Uijthoven said...

wow, i love these, I had no real idea what to do with these set of backgrounds, but hopping along I see great idea after great idea, that's why I like bloghops, so much inspiration and such gorgeous work everywhere, i love your color choices, just fab

Amy McCue said...

These cards are just beautiful! I love the new mandala!

the Blackbird said...

Your creations are simply adorable...
Cristina
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Susan Powell said...

These are gorgeous! Big background stamps can be so intimidating to me but your cards make me want to give them another try.

Crazy8farm said...

I love these stamps, and your cards are gorgeous!!

Brenda Gordon said...

You all have started a new trend! I love your concept of using the background stamp as the focal point of the card. So lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Shari, your projects are so lovely ... thanks for sharing with us!

Amy Craig said...

This is a beautiful card Shari! I love it!

Nox said...

Gorgeous - there is a very free-spirited look about those designs. I love the soft, flowing colours!

Keely said...

Thank you for sharing your card, I love it.

Anna Tracy said...

Love that you stamped with the ink... I wonder what the new Distress Oxide inks would look like... vary pretty

Heike said...

I am loving the use of the background stamps. Very nice cards.

Virginia Lu said...

Incredibly gorgeous, Shari! You are such a inspiration--always!

Glorie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the watercolory one :)

Michele S. said...

Wow, that's a lot of fussy cutting, but it is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors on the mandala card.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the colors.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Betty B said...

Can't believe you fussy cut that mandala!! Watercolouring brings the muted colurs of Easter. I love decorating envelopes and the Sending Flowers set is on my wish list.

Cindy Huggenvik said...

Love the watercolor card. Makes me crave more spring.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful work!!

Susan Gonyo said...

Pretty cards!

Nancy Dempsey said...

Beautiful colors. Beautiful cards. That first card is my favorite and is STUNNING! Love it!

Roshni Patel said...

Beautiful!

Em said...

Those backgrounds are so beautiful softly watercolored. How nice that envelopes are getting so much attention!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful cards !

Anonymous said...

Your coloring on these beautiful cards is amazing! I love these stamps more and more as I see what can be done with them!

Hilary said...

I'm absolutely loving all the inspiration in this blog hop. So many great ways to use these background stamps. The mandala as a focal point is stunning in the soft watercolors. Really Beautiful! Thank you!

Katie Ingram said...

Wow!! These are so pretty and unique! Love them so much!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my goodness. These are soon beautiful1!!! I love the new bg stamps!

Kathy Aguilar said...

All are very pretty! I favor the medallion! Love the colors you choose! Soft but BOLD!

Hope Mitchell said...

These stamps are wonderful. So many good ideas on using them.

patti said...

Your cards are beautiful!! I am in love with these background stamps!!!!

Diane said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love all the background stamps in this release. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Katherine said...

Swooning over these soft and delicate watercolored designs, Shari! I love these new, intricate background stamps -- gorgeous! The envelopes are an extra special touch, too -- love the pop of patterned paper inside the translucent one. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and inspiration with us!

Berina RGA said...

These cards are lovely!! Beautiful colors. I love the envelopes. The embossing looks nice.

Vicki H said...

Soooo pretty! Your color choices remind me of a cool bowl of rainbow sherbet on a warm summer day! You are so creative!

Lagene said...

Awesome Cards! Awesome Release, Awesome Hop!

Karenajo said...

Very pretty cards and love your idea for using the transparent envelopes with the pretty paper inside !

Linda Agers said...

Beautiful! I love the way you colored the background

Suzan D. said...

Love the soft pastel colours. The new background stamps are amazing.

Linda Agers said...

Gorgeous! I love how you colored the background. I think I need to order one of these stamps.

noodles said...

I love love love the first card. Super gorgeous!

Kate Parrish said...

I love the thinking to fussy cut a part of the design. With the soft colors, it truly pops off the white background!

Agility Boxer said...

Wow such soft, lovely cards, just beautiful. The first cards with the watercolor is just so awesome.

Cindy C. said...

So beautiful and dreamy!! And what fun way to dress up the envelop too!!!

Linda M said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the idea of using a clear envelope with bright paper inside. Fabulous release!

Eunyi Kirst said...

Awesome cards! That's some impressive detail cutting, too.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, I love the new cling stamps that SSS came out with and now I can add a few my collection. Thanks for sharing!

Marsha said...

Oh my. Totally beautiful. Especially love the first card with the soft colors and the design cut out!

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful cards, Shari. I love Kristina's stamps and the whole collection.

D Golly said...

I'm absolutely loving these large background stamps. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration.

Kathy K said...

Beautiful pastels!!!!

Debbie Selby said...

Beautiful projects. I was just thinking about cutting out portions of the design and presto there was your card. Perhaps SSS could think about designing dies to go with some background stamps that actually do cut out portions of the intricate designs. I am sure they would look amazing.

bkazoo said...

Love your card!

staceylovespaper said...

Beautiful cards and colors!! You always do wonderful watercolors!!

Stef Perry said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for showing these different ways to use background stamps.

Arianna Barbara said...

OMG!!! Love your gorgeous cards!!! Stunning backgrounds and colors!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful designs!!!

Sue Denoncour said...

Both cards are beautiful!! I especially like the first one with the gorgeous pastel color palette, and the way you fussy cut the image. TFS and inspiring us!!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the soft watercolors and also the patterned paper inside the transparent envelope. I never though of that!

Marie said...

I have been shying away from big bold stamps...guess I am rethinking this...these are great.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the soft pastel of Spring colors you used.
These stamps are so boldly beautiful.
And your cards are always so lovely!

Lisa Cisneros said...

love the colors you chose, beautiful cards!!!

tmrew said...

Beautiful cards

Dena Schaufele said...

Well done.

Gretchen Nelson said...

Those are very original uses of the stamps. I love the idea of removing the ink using the stamp. And, cutting around the stamped image and popping it up. So original and pretty!

Cindy Thick said...

Love the new background stamps. Beautiful cards.

Stanlee Runner said...

Beautiful cards. Love the idea of making cards and having them ready for any occasion by just adding the sentiment.

tmrew said...

Cool technique

Elaine said...

Such pretty cards...love the colors!

Sharon said...

These are beautiful - love the soft pastels!

Barbara said...

These are GORGEOUS! This gets better and better as we go along!

Janet D. said...

Such soft beautiful colors on your gorgeous cards!

Oliev said...

Simply gorgeous!

Donna said...

Carol, great idea making backgrounds, to await a greeting when you need it. Love the colors, TFS

Jane M said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely colors!

Daylene said...

Gorgeous cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

Your colors are delicious Shari. I adore both of these background stamps. Thanks for hopping.

Terri Pennington said...

Very pretty designs, and I love the way you used them. It is cool to see how everyone puts their own spin on the same products. It helps me to look at new ways to use my own things.

angie quinones said...

awesome cards. so nice to look at

Lynne Dillard said...

Great cards and envelopes. Love the colors.

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards! Love these new background stamps.

solarj said...

Love the watercolor look. Very pretty cards.

El Ivens said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Mary W said...

Love how you made such very different versions - all so pretty.

April Z. said...

Your cards are so pretty and you've got some great watercoloring skills! I really like how you used the patterned paper inside the clear envelope. I'm definitely going to try that.

Dee Earnshaw said...

I always enjoy seeing what you have created because you know how to push the limits on creativity!!! Thanks Shari for another installment of your tips and techniques:)

Kerry said...

Wonderful job! Love the foamed up mandala card. This blog hop is awesome showing just how much you can do with those background stamps!

Lindar C said...

Oh, such a beautiful card, I love this whole release.

Janet Zeppa said...

You sure come up with some beautiful designs!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful colors. TFS

Deeps said...

Love the watercolor look. It's so soft and pretty.

Holly said...

I LOVE the first card the best! I love how you cut it out, so pretty!

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful cards and I love the envelope too!

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely cards and envelopes!

BeverlyBL said...

So cool, and I LOVE your envelopes.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous designs... love the way you trimmed out the medallion on the first one!!

Ruth G said...

Both cards are so soft and lovely! I love the different ways you've used these stamps - the second one has such a different look! So inspiring!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These soft pastel colors are so beautiful! I love how you've blended them on this card!

Pam Lindaman said...

Beautiful! Getting lots of wonderful ideas from this blog hop, thanks!

Tammy Ozuna said...

So many things to love in this release, including your card...

Candi R said...

Lovely!

valerie Spadoro said...

Your cards r so pretty. The soft colors r so beautiful & peaceful. They're perfect for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Lydia Lee said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways.

Susie Sonnier said...

Such a variety of new products.

dligon said...

gorgeous cards. I love the soft pastel colors

kartelene said...

love the spring colors you have used and the cute envelope great work thank you

Katie Mowery said...

Oh wow! I love them all! I do have a soft spot for the first one especially though :)

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful cards, wonderful backgrounds!

Lindsay S said...

Beautify backgrounds! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Love your cards!

Patt H. said...

Those backgrounds are so amazing & I love what you made with them. The colors are awesome!

Rebecca C. said...

Gorgeous cards!

TLady said...

SO BEAUTIFUL, SHARI! I LOOOOVE the water colors with this stamp! You did a WONDERFUL JOB featuring it! AND your second card looks like CORAL with the technique you've used! I too think the Vellum Envelope is SO PRETTY with the bright colors showing through! I LOVE the new set for envelopes too! ;) SUPER JOB!

Terri said...

I love that first card with the cut out pastel design. I love fussy cutting so that is something I should think about trying.

CORNISH said...

Beautiful card and envelope. These large stamps are making some great backgrounds.
DebbieC

ann greene said...

Shari, your cards are gorgeous. The pastels lend themselves well with the backgrounds. Just beautiful.

Michelle H said...

Your cards are beautiful. And I like that you made the envelopes special to the cards.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love love love the first card! I love the way you cut out the background! It's so pretty!

Shirley N said...

I so love your soft pastel colors! Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Cher Marsino said...

I love your use of those background stamps. I can't wait to play when mine arrive.

BeckyR71 said...

Shari, I love all of these background stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Ohh, I love your beautiful, colorful cards! So pretty and spring-y! :)

Annette Reed said...

These are very nice! I just love the soft coloring of the mandela. It is very pretty and looks great popped off the card.

Penelope said...

I love the fussy-cut background! It reminds me of doilies!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Dayna Audirsch said...

just beautiful! Love the look of the water colors stamped!!! Will have to try that!

Starr Patrick said...

beautiful cards thank you for sharing

April said...

All of these are beautiful! I love how you cut around the background on the first one to layer on the card. Great job!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS colors! That 1st card, WOW!!! So Big & Bold! Really beautiful!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. The coloring is gorgeous.

Robin Platt said...

Beautiful cards. Great pastel colors for Spring.

Diana said...

These are all just lovely! I especially like the idea of cutting out part of the background stamp images.

Amy Vitriani said...

Beautiful cards and envelopes!! These background stamps are so pretty and I love what you've done with them. And the transparent envelope with the plaid paper showing through is so cute!!

Isabel Z said...

These are absolutely stunning.

Carolyn Steele said...

I really like having a stamp that highlights the recipient's info. Your envelopes that match the cards are so nice. Both cards are just amazing but the first card's watercoloring is simply gorgeous. Huge wow!

Val said...

Beautiful cards and I love the soft colors!

breland said...

Love the watercolor effect. My favorite is the fussy cut mandala. And the idea of using a clear envelope with a colorful decorative paper showing through is so appealing.

Ashe Ostash said...

Unfortunately I couldn't view all your pictures =( only one with close up die cut "love"... I like colour "ombre mix" you made=)

Laura P said...

So pretty! I especially love the watercolor one with the distress ink and water spray. I am with you on using LOTS of foam tape!!

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous background! Love the soft watercolors. The love die is really pretty on your project.

clu60 said...

I love your cards! Your use of the large stamps and the colors you've chosen are just beautiful!

Linda T. said...

I love these background stamps more and more - not to mention the beautiful ink blending you did!

Rexie R said...

Love the look! Can't wait to try it myself!

Memories by Manda said...

Gorgeous cards and envelope!!!
I love foam tape too ��

astarr said...

I especially love the way you colored that top card... really beautiful

Teresa Doyle said...

Shari, these are so pretty, I love the pastel colours you've chosen and Kristina's stamps are always beautiful. Does she ever do anything that isn't? NO, I think not! LOL I love her work!
This is an amazing release as ever!

Donna Cala said...

I am drooling over these backgrounds. I have the EMMA bg and love how you cut out the top card. It's a must do for me. The second card is a stunner with the gorgeous color palette. This blog hop has teh BEST eye candy.

Sue said...

Shari, I always look forward to your posts. You created such a beautiful card - the colors look stunning together and the TH florals add such a feminine touch. Beautiful!

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards Shari! These background stamps are amazing! Love your water coloring! Great SSS release, can't wait to see all the talent and inspiration on this hop! Thanks as always for sharing yours!!

Tona said...

These are fabulous! I so love your work.

Diane said...

Beautiful! I like the idea of not putting a sentiment until you need a card!

Tammy said...

Two gorgeous cards, I love the soft watercoloring, fanatic fussy cutting on your first card!

Cynthia Koop said...

Carol, I NEED these stamps!!! What beautiful cards I have been seeing on this hop! Absolutely gorgeous.

mapo said...

wow Beautiful cards!

McStamper said...

Love your cards and envelopes. The "love" card is just fabulous.

HKXoXo said...

Sooooo beautiful and lovely, I just adore the colors you used..

Peggysue Turner said...

Very pretty and inspiring!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Love the new background stamps. Great job on your projects! They are beautiful!

Marci said...

I love both of your cards with the lovely Spring colors!

Diane Bakehouse said...

I love the Flora background and the mandala stamp; and the soft colours you have used in your watercolouring.

Kristine Ost said...

Beautiful cards. I love the mandala.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love both cards with the background stamps!!

Vickie said...

Love all these new background stamps and can't wait to try them out!

Tammy B said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the first one and the soft colours you used.

Shannadl said...

The watercolors you used really add to the beautiful design of the background stamps. Lovely!!

Laura S said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous! Now I'm going to have to get these background stamps 😁

mary said...

Wonderful colors, so soft and "spring like". Like your technique.

Denise said...

Very light and pretty!

Valerie Doyle said...

Beautiful cards!

Anita Christensen said...

Really loved the way you used this stamp!

Pam Young said...

I love all your creations Shari!! I just love the label stamp from Sending Flowers stamp set!! These BG are just amazing!!

Rema said...

Awesome projects!

Jayell said...

I love these background stamps and the cards you made with them are beautiful. Love your clear envelope too.

Hanaa said...

oh the watercolour background is wonderful to look at...so gorgeous!

Meghan Peterson said...

Your backgrounds are just beyond gorgeous! Love how you used this release, it's just stunning.

Barb said...

Beautiful cards, Shari!

sunnee63 said...

I so appreciate the idea of creating the card but leaving without a sentiment until you need it! pretty

Leslie said...

Love these cards and these new products! Thanks, Shari!

Maria Nyce said...

Shari, these cards are magnificent!!! I'm really enjoying seeing all the various ways these background stamps can be colored as well as the rest of this release, these stamps are fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Colleen Howell said...

Wow, love all of the cards and the envelope is adorable

Megan said...

:-D I also tend to overkill the foam tape. But you don't want bumpy, collapsed artwork, right!?

Sandy said...

These background stamps are so pretty. Love the beautiful water coloring and fussy cutting - awesome card.

Kate said...

Your use of color is very nice! The fussy cut card is my favorite.

Kim S. said...

Such gorgeous colours!

Barbara-Jean said...

Mandalas are wonderful and you did such a terrific job with them! the envelopes are special, too!

Brenda Fernandez said...

Beautiful card and amazing release I love all of those background

Kleri F said...

I love this watercolor look!Very pretty cards!Thank you!

Foodista88 said...

Beautiful colors! You are very creative and talented!

buzzn2scrap said...

WOW! Love the Star Flower Mandala card !!! WOW! Can't believe you fussy cut the mandala. WOW! A CLEVER way to use the background stamp. That card is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

I love how you used the pastel watercolors on this beautiful background stamp.

Anonymous said...

I love your soft watercolors with the white medallion resist!

Rose said...

Both your cards are so pretty! Love the soft colours! Two fabulous ways to use these stunning backgrounds!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love your choice of colors, so soft.

Abby said...

Very pretty!

mandalj said...

Such beautiful cards - love the soft colours! The envelope is fabulous too!

Amanda Hayes said...

Love this new collection! Also love blog hops! These cards are gorgeous! I love the colors!

Windy said...

The Star Flower stamp is my favorite, and I love how you colored and cut it.

Terri Clark said...

Love love love how you used the flora stamp, and that you use a lot of foam tape! I speak that language well myself! Also love the beautiful envelope. I ordered that stamp set and can't wait to use it! Thanks for your awesome ideas!

Marsha Stehle said...

Awesome cards! I love the new background stamps!

Sue LD said...

Love the pretty Spring colors.

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